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Definition of "winkle" []

  • Zoology A periwinkle. (noun)
  • Chiefly British To pry, extract, or force from a place or position. Often used with out. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "winkle" in a sentence
  • "June 21st, 2006 at 6: 12 pm oldtree says: and the turd hagel voted against protecting our soldiers again today likes war hates our troops this piece of garbage doesn’t know upon whom to practice fellatio unless instructed and this winkle is against catchy phrases? why? because he didn’t make them up? war criminal"
  • "Nathless, my little sweetheart L2, is jolly unhappy; my 'little boy', who one day will out-rank the naughty 'Iron-Duke' - who should remember that on a number of occasions I did his bath-time - yes, I remember a tiny little 'winkle', a very tiny little 'winkle' actually, that simply would not stand-up to be washed."
  • "That they use tools we've known about for ages – sticks to winkle grubs out of holes, rocks to break shells etc."